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Neil R. Johnson, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification

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Areas of Focus

Hip Care
Knee Care
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Sports Medicine
Trauma Care

Neil R. Johnson, MD

Practice Overview

Neil R. Johnson, MD, is a general orthopedist specializing in joint replacement, arthroscopy, trauma, fracture care, pediatric orthopedics, and sports medicine.

Clinical Interest

Elbow care

Hip care, including hip joint replacement

Knee care, including knee joint replacement

Shoulder care

Sports medicine


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Eagan Orthopedic Surgery Center
Fairview Ridges Hospital
Fairview Southdale Hospital
Minnesota Valley Surgery Center
Orthopedic Institute

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Minnesota Medical Association

Sports Affiliations

Team Physician, Prior Lake High School (2021 – Present)
Sports Medicine Director, St. Francis Sports Medicine Program (2011 – 2015)


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Jesse Anderson, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Patient Testimonials

October 31, 2023

Nena D.

I never got the opportunity to thank Dr. Johnson and staff for the outstanding professional medical care that you provided me during my two knee replacement surgeries. Dr. Johnson and his staff were so helpful during the process and when I did have some complications during the process he and his staff took care of me right away. There are not enough words to say how grateful I am, and thank you for the professional health care that I received from you and TCO.

November 8, 2022

Steve M.

I wanted to reach out to say thank you to Dr. Johnson and give him an update on my left knee. His last-ditch insistence and guidance to increase my Allopurinol dosage before proceeding with an unnecessary scope seems to have addressed a problem that was having a huge negative impact on my life. Dr. Johnson is a true professional and someone I will absolutely go back to with any future issues if they occur. He was always very transparent, honest, positive, patient, and understanding with the care he provided. Thanks again for the great care provided by Dr. Johnson and the TCO staff.

July 5, 2022

Gary G.

Dr. Neil Johnson and Tad Tewes, PA-C make an excellent team! I had both hips replaced within 2 years. The surgery and recovery went exceptionally well, thanks to them.

March 25, 2019

Elizabeth B.

I just wanted to thank you Dr. Neil Johnson. I was in a few weeks back for the first time with severe pain in my inner thigh…we really didn’t figure out why exactly, but chose to do an injection in my knee. Wanted to let you know, whether is was the injection or not, everything is amazing now. It was very slow – each day I would tell people, well it feels about 6.5% better…but now it is 100% and no pain at all. I chose not to do the physical therapy for financial reasons, but also because it feels great. Thank you and your staff – everyone was amazing and the entire place was very pleasant and everyone has great customer service!!!

March 7, 2019

Bill R.

Two off-season knee surgeries, one in October on my right knee and in December on my left. Back in the cage preparing to umpire college baseball again! Dr. Neil Johnson and the physical therapy team at TCO got me back and ready to go! Team TCO will always be safe! They hit a grand slam with their teams in Burnsville and the new Eagan TCO!

Thanks for making no errors and a complete perfect game treatment!


July 31, 2018

Mark T.

Dr. Neil Johnson has been my family’s choice for orthopedic care starting in 2010 when our son tore his ACL. Since then Dr. Johnson has fixed both my wife’s rotator cuff, my rotator cuff (and soon my other one) and just this past year a total knee replacement on me. Both Dr. Johnson and Tad have made us feel comfortable every step of the way and confident in their abilities as well as the outcomes. I highly recommend Dr. Johnson and his team for your knee and or shoulder care.

June 19, 2018

Todd N.

Todd N.

In May 2015, Dr. Neil Johnson and his team performed a total left hip replacement on me. Being only 52, at the time, I was filled with fear that my days of playing with grandkids would never occur, or being physically active enough to keep up with my marathon running wife would truly never happen. I was BLESSED to be one of the first 4-5 patients that was operated on using TCO’s new robot for hip & knee replacements (this machine was the 1st one in Minnesota). Fast forward 3 years later to today and I just completed the MS150 mile bike ride from Duluth to WBL, MN. I am down nearly 50 lbs. and have not felt this good being active in 25-30 years. With tears in my eyes, I truly thank Dr. Neil Johnson, his staff, TCO and everyone who gave me my active life back!

June 7, 2017

Daniel C.

Dr. Johnson did a great job repairing my torn meniscus. I have had zero pain and even ran the Boston Marathon in April.

September 15, 2016

Evolyn L.

I was introduced to Dr. Johnson when my husband had knee replacement surgery. We were always treated with respect and his very calm manner made us feel less anxious. It was very successful surgery and there were no complications. Now I have knee issues and Dr. Neil and Tad have helped me work through the varied options. Everyone at TCO is very friendly, helpful and efficient. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my knees.

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